Definition of tamboura in English:
1A large four-stringed lute used in Indian music as a drone accompaniment.
- She uses the oud (a Middle Eastern lute) and the tamboura (an Indian guitar) which speak to her unique personality and creativity.
- She had her guru's blessings in Lakshmi and Saraswati, the tamburas flanking her on the stage, his gifts.
- Facial make-up, mehendi and impressive costumes enhance the expressive powers of classical dancers, as they unravel a tale of folklore and mythology to the accompaniment of sitar, flute, harmonium, tabla and tambura.
2A long-necked lute or mandolin of Balkan countries.
- It is played on instruments that include the gaida, kaval (seven-hole reed pipe), gadulka (pear-shaped fiddle), tambura (fretted lute), and tupan (cylindrical drum).
- This is a compilation of insane rhythms, twisting harmonies, and beguiling colours: the plucked zither-like tambura, the gipsy cimbalom, the dark clarinet-like tárogáto.
- Overall, however, the sound is distinctive thanks to a bold, and highly successful, effort to include traditional Balkan folk instruments, such as the tupan or the tamboura.
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